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Why Abdul El-Sayed's Run for Governor Is for Real

Can a political rookie from Michigan become America's first Muslim governor?

Our Kids Ruined a Perfectly Good Band

For The Hard Lessons, love and family won out over fame

The Common Cure

Cats and dogs get many of the same cancers we do. Could they be the key to unlocking new treatments that help us — and our pets — beat the disease?

Best of Detroit 2017

Our reader's picks for the Best of Detroit winners in food, drink, leisure, people, and services

Detroit 1967

2017 City Guide: Hidden Detroit

Unlocking the secrets to some of the city’s lesser-known gems

La Vie en Rose

Vintage bridal looks for a timeless and unforgettable wedding celebration.

Love a Parade

Detroit’s 90th Thanksgiving Day show is a tradition — especially for volunteers

Detroit, Reimagined

The Venice Biennale exhibit has been praised and panned, pondered and protested. And come February, the locals will get their chance to weigh in.

From Their Table to Yours

For generations, families have been passing down recipes that have stood the test of time

Pirate of the Great Lakes

This is the tale of Roaring Dan Seavey, the lakeman who absconded with a ship full of cedar and led authorities on a chase up the coast of Lake Michigan

Red, White, and Booze

Getting into the voting spirit with election-inspired cocktails

Champion For Children

Dr. Mona gained fame as a ‘water warrior,’ but her long-term crusade is fixing all of Flint’s social ills

Clearing The Air

Living in Wayne County’s polluted ZIP codes has been linked to asthma and other health conditions, but activists and policymakers — and even some industries — are working to address regional environmental issues

Curing Implicit Bias

How thoughts and perceptions health care providers unconsciously harbor can affect health care for minorities — and what can be done about it

Birth of a Legend

Cutting to the core of Paul Bunyan's true Great Lakes origins

Designed by Detroit

From bags to neckties, get to know some of the local fashion scene’s brightest homegrown talents

A New Day for DPS?

Detroit Public Schools gets a fresh financial start this fall, but some say Michigan lawmakers have set the state’s largest district up for failure

2016 Best Dressed List

This year’s picks come from all over the metro Detroit map — from the entertainment industry and sports world to boardrooms and courtrooms

Takin' it to the Streets

Performers from Detroit’s small busking community face an unclear city ordinance — and some friendly competition

A Finer Diner

A coney island blossoms into Flowers of Vietnam on the weekends as a southwest Detroit chef works to bring his neighborhood a creative dining experience

100 Years of Thunder

UAW-GM sponsorship gives new life to the Spirit of Detroit HydroFest

A Tale of Two Michigans

A Troll explores the Upper Peninsula, one pasty at a time

Ode to Michigan Foods

Join Hour Detroit at the table for a taste of the Great Lakes State’s most iconic dishes

Who are you Calling a Fudgie?

Not much says Michigan like Mackinac Island, and not much says Mackinac Island like fudge.

Pizza Perception

A completely fair and balanced five-sense approach to establishing Detroit-style pies as the nation’s best

A Taste of Home

A native metro Detroiter living in Brooklyn yearns for the almond boneless chicken of her youth

The Coney Challenge

American or Lafayette? Here’s how to decide which dog cuts the mustard once and for all

Preserving a Tradition

In the northern Michigan village of Bellaire, family and friends carry on ‘Smokehouse Tim’s’ legacy

Compassion Fatigue

HIV is still a health problem, but getting the public to notice is an uphill battle

Still Reeling?

Michigan’s film industry is uncertain after the end of the state’s financial incentives

Strait Outta Downtown

Apartments and homes along Detroit’s riverfront take advantage of the city’s greatest natural asset

Life's a Picnic

Tips for planning the ultimate family-friendly spread

A Ginger Tale

Its factories are long gone, but 150-year-old Vernors is still ‘Detroit’s drink’

Best of Detroit 2016

Readers crown more than 300 totally awesome Best of Detroit winners

20/20 Hindsight

A look back at the people covered by Hour Detroit since 1996

Good Reads

The Motor City stars in recent books

Street Wise

Local entrepreneurs are putting the Motor City on the fashion map

City Guide 2016

Exploring metro Detroit mile by mile.

Mile By Mile: 5 - 8 Mile

City Guide 2016: Mile by Mile

Mile By Mile: 9 - 12 Mile

Nine Mile symbolizes the beginnings of suburban sprawl — and white flight.

Mile By Mile: 13 - 16 Mile

To "Little Vietnam" and beyond.

Mile By Mile: 17 Mile - Hall Road

In many ways, Hall Road just might be the most American of all of the mile roads.

An Unorthodox Church

In suburban Detroit, St. Sabbas Orthodox Monastery is heaven on Earth.

Making a Movement

Paxahau celebrates a decade of keeping Detroit’s Movement electronic music festival running.

La Belle Fleur

Florals are an enduring fashion motif, and today’s freshest arrivals range from subtle lace patterns that evoke delicate leaves to botanical-inspired prints.

Doubling Down

Nearly two decades after voters rolled the dice on casinos, has the city and state hit the jackpot or is it even money? One safe bet: The house always wins.

Creative Value

The Kresge Foundation's Annual $25,000 unrestricted grants help Detroit's burgeoning artists

A Date With the Devil

Detroit’s eccentric past and present make for a hell of a party at the Marche du Nain Rouge

From Tires to Tequila

Using agave crops from their ancestral Jalisco, Mexico, property, a Southwest Detroit family is creating award-winning spirits

Holy Schvitz

A new generation reconnects with Old World traditions at a storied Detroit bathhouse

The Look of Love

Bridal fashion doesn’t necessarily have to be wed to tradition.

Motorless in the Motor City

Out of necessity or by choice, a growing number of area commuters are adapting to life without an automobile

Tiny Houses, Big Dreams

More people across the country are downsizing their homes — and their lives. Will this trend gain traction in metro Detroit?

Day Tripper

A reporter tours Detroit, one Uber ride at a time, to see what he can learn about the company and its drivers

The Big Picture

Amid renewed interest in rethinking regional transportation, several projects aim to overhaul how we get around in metro Detroit

The $6,800 Car

Elio Motors plans to take on the big automakers with a three-wheeled vehicle that gets 84 miles per gallon

Upward Mobility

Ann Arbor’s Mcity could put Michigan on the map as a hub for autonomous vehicle development

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Unwrap the unexpected and unusual from heartwarming stocking stuffers for the little ones to toast-worthy drink accessories for the adults

The Call of Iron County

The pull of the IronLine sled dog race is helping a southwest U.P. community gain traction as a winter destination

Heavy Lifting

From a raised foundation to reclaimed stone walls and repurposed timber, a lovingly restored 1850s farmhouse blends old and new

Inside the House of Truth

A tiny, one-room space in Center Line becomes a launching pad for the careers of professional wrestlers

From a Dark Place

After losing his sight, an artist’s journey to reinvent his life is a lesson in overcoming obstacles

Erasing the Past

In southwest Detroit, a tattoo removal program helps former gang members leave stigma behind

Life in the Cadaver Lab

For future doctors, Wayne State University’s body bequest program isn’t all about death — it’s about learning the science of healing

Running for Her Life

Founder of Rock CF nonprofit fights back against genetic lung disease


Having ‘The Conversation’

End-of-life-care issues are becoming part of the national dialogue

Extremely Personal Choices

More women opt for a double mastectomy, but does it really prevent anything?

Painting With a Twist

With its unique creations, Black Light Visuals builds loyal following among music fans

The 313: Dialing In To Metro Detroit

What Else Needs Work?

What We Do For Fun

Where We Go For Culture

Who We're Watching

What We're Fixing and Building

Where We Live and Work

Where and What We Eat

Road Trip Reimagined

Mille Mitten goes off the beaten path as travelers rediscover Michigan through 1,000 mile journey

Setting an Even Keel

Who says they don't make them like they used to? Not the faculty and staff at the Great Lakes Boat Building School.

Reclaiming The Rouge

One of the most polluted rivers in the nation has come a long way thanks to the flood of support from communities, but it still has a long way to go.

Reappraising The Jewel

A family-friendly feel, slower pace, and more clean restrooms? Perhaps the Belle Isle takeover is delivering on its 'new and improved' promise.

Detroit Rides!

Detroit may have been built around the automotive industry, but as the Motor City looks ahead on the road to recovery, its streets aren’t filling with cars, but motor-less, pedal-powered, two-wheeled machines. From manufacturers and mechanics to Monday night Slow Roll, Detroit’s becoming a bike town — and it’s just barely gotten rid of its training wheels.

Wrenching for a Ride

Detroit nonprofit Back Alley Bikes offers opportunities for youth (and adults) to build, repair, and ride bikes … and have fun in the process

Gearing Up

Detroit Bikes owner wants to get American-made bike manufacturing back on a roll

Booze Cruise

Where there are bikes, there is beer

A Pedaling Pack of Wolves

Without the ‘squad,’ Slow Roll wouldn’t exist

The Rapid Rise of Slow Roll

Five years ago, Monday nights in Detroit were just like any other. Now, they’re a celebration of cycling, community, and the city.

Power Couple— 1930s Style

Multimillion-dollar DIA exhibit explores Detroit’s influence on iconic Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

Oneita the Magnificent

International visitors (or locals) seeking an authentic glimpse of Detroit need to look no further than this writer turned cab driver

Built to Deliver

When it came to Door-to-door milk trucks, metro Detroit’s DIVCO was the cream of the crop

Considering the Alternatives

It isn’t easy going green, but despite falling gas prices and disappointing sales, automakers keep plugging away at the low- and zero-emissions market

A Night on the Town

Evenings out aren’t always just black-tie manners and home by midnight. Sometimes, the high-energy celebration lasts into the wee hours.

Winter Wonderland

More than 5 million LEDs transform a Detroit Zoo stroll into a wild experience

Winter Wonderland

Stylish Spreads

Local chefs and caterers dish up their takes on different fêtes

Crafting Cocktails

Thinking about having a happy hour at home? We asked local restaurants, new distilleries, and bars to give us step-by-step directions on how to make some of the tastiest drinks in town.

No Requiem

Lost in a sea of unsolved murders, the death of a beloved WSU professor 30 years ago still haunts friends and former students with the question: Why?

Portrait of a Collector

Robert Hudson Tannahill’s bequest left the DIA a priceless visual legacy

2014 Best Dressed List

They come from all walks of life — from automotive, hospitality, and health to politics and philanthropy. What they have in common is dressing well.